Stop Snoring, Bernard!
Publication Date: April 12, 2011
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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Bernard loves curling up to go to sleep. But there is one little problem. Bernard snores…LOUDLY! So loudly that he keeps all of the otters awake during naptime. So loudly that Grumpy Giles tells Bernard to move his snoring somewhere else!
Sad and lonely, Bernard tries sleeping in new places far away from the other otters: in a lake, in puddles, in a fountain. But no matter where he tries to nap, somebody complains. He just wants to hear two words: "Goodnight, Bernard!"
Zachariah OHora's illustrations have appeared in numerous publications, including the San Francisco Chronicle, Flavorpill, and The Big Book of Fashion Illustration. He is the author and illustrator of the children's book Stop Snoring, Bernard! He lives in Narberth, Pennsylvania, with his wife and two sons.
The endearing tale--told in simple images whose heavy black outlines and graphic shadows are sometimes reminiscent of century-old Arts and Crafts woodcuts--follows Bernard's travails with humor but also a good dose of empathy.
Jaunty compositions, with animal characters busting out of the frames, makes for audacious humor, and hand-painted lettering signifying Bernard's snoring and the animals' admonitions adds visual zing. Young children will fall for Bernard's over-the-top noisemaking and relish joining in with the quickly familiar phrase, 'Stop snoring, Bernard!'
Gentle text and a low-key story line allow debut talent OHora to put lots of energy into his spreads…A promising debut.
An artist to watch.
Here's a debut that's sure to make a splash…This is a crowd-pleaser sure to send youngsters clamoring for more from snoring Bernard.